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of afghanistan today ordered all u.s. special operations forces to leave an embattled area of that country within two weeks because of torture and other allegations against afghans working with the americans. the area is wardak province, not far from kabul. for more on this, we turn to nbc pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, what is this all about? >> lester, this order today shocked u.s. defense and military officials, taken totally by surprise. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condone or took part in any kidnappings, torture or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. now, in the past, president karzai has taken the u.s. military to task, in part, to show the afghan people that he's in charge. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already a
gibbs. cyber wars. china's army now targeting u.s. pipelines and nuclear plants. with us to discuss, the authors of a new report tracing the attacks to military headquarters in shanghai. plus, play of the day. while the press corps was banned from the president's golf outing, tiger woods, david letterman fills in the missing links. >> this is our president playing golf this weekend. huh? >> that's one way to do it. good day. andrea mitchell live in washington where president obama is surrounded by uniform police and is now issuing dire warnings about the consequences if automatic budget cuts, the sequester, will create job losses and a setback to the recovery if that goes into effect next week. in response senate republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performance at the white house. this was a set piece, if you will. the instant response from mitch mcconnell. the bottom line is neither side is negotiating. the white house now assumes the se
by the u.s. postal service. manila. >> manila. >> smell like an envelope. go places. manila. manila. express mail your senses. hmm, paper. adhesive. manila by the u.s. postal service. the smell of mail. >> i think he is on to something. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and congressional republicans remain worlds apart on a realistic solution to prevent billions of dollars in automatic cuts. the sequester from kicking in march 1st. right now the politics are trumping any movement towards compromise. joining me now for our daily fix chris calizza, msnbc contributor and managing of post politics.com, and washington post reporters laurie montgomery and nia malika henderson. chris, first to you. set the stage for us. there's no solution in sight. is the white house expecting it has the high road in terms of politics of it and that republicans will be on the defensive because i don't see any way they're bridging the gap. there is no outward ed that began is being bridged. i think the government sees the only way it could be bridged by agreeing with some ta
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal serviceĀ®, no business too small. martha: you are the seth mcfa martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: four days ago in washington's fight to avoid steep budget cuts u. may feel it in a big way on your next trip to the airport. more on the olympic icon charged with premeditated murder. we have the latest on the "blade runner" charged with killing his girlfriend. a second serving of severe winter weather. it's all happening now. countdown to the sequester showdown. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and i just floated this idea to our audience. you know the jaws music from the academy awards? every time we say sequester this week i'm wondering if it should come up. jon: a little audio cue. jenna: both because it's a little ridiculous and also because everyone is making it so dramatic. jon: i'm i'm jon scott. four days until the cuts kick in. democrats holding a news conference now with the air travel association on how sequestration will affect air travelers, but they are not the only ones. the white house sa
seek to narrow it like when we persuade ad court to drastically limit a u.s. government request for two months of user search queries. now, keep in mind, google owns an awful lot of properties. not only is there google but gmail, youtube, picasso, online photo sharing site. feed burner, a management tool for bloggers or orkit. a networking site popular in india and brazil and android smartphone operating system. this new legal issue how much access the government should have to internet communications is subject of a conference featuring legal scholars, civil libertarians and google representatives is starting at 1230 in washington. we'll keep an eye on that. if you don't want the government to poke around your online history. delete your history. it doesn't entirely stop the access of it but limits the duration they can examine it. jon, back to you. jon: brave new world we're getting into. doug mckelway, thank you. jenna: don't why when you buy. that is the national campaign when purchasing firearms. statistics show buyers are not always completely honest. many are suspected of giving
england journal of medicine. >> word that the u.s. is ready to join other nations to try to cut a deal with the iranians as the new secretary of state john kerry makes his first trip overseas. what the west will reportedly offer and what iran has to do with the nuclear program in a live report coming up next. plus, would you look at this -- a car flies straight through the roof of a house. coming up, how the driver got away without a scratch. a homeless man returned a diamond ring to its owner. now, the internet is returning canning like new? you ask a ford customer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should bring they're car here to the ford dealership for service instead of any one of those other places out there. they are going to take care of my car because this is where it came from. price is right no problem, they make you feel like you're a family. get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and much more, $29.95 after $10.00 rebate. if you
department cuts, according to this forced budget plan cut. just for some perspective, the u.s. is going to spend $88 billion this year, this year in afghanistan. we're going to have much more on this part of the story coming up later, barbara. thanks very much into here in washington, president obama is doing an end around the national press today. he's taking questions from local tv stations, blaming congress for doing nothing to avoid these forced spending cuts scheduled to take effect in just nine days. so what kind of cuts is the president willing to take? jim acosta confronted the white house press secretary today with that question. jim is joining us now. how did it go? >> reporter: wolf, here we go again. the white house and congress move one day closer to the massive forced spending cuts that go into effect at the end of next week. and even though they both agree it's a problem, they are both busy blaming each other to fix it. the white house sounding the alarm. poor children will be tossed out of classrooms, health services will be slashed, border security will be compromised a
relations between the u.s. and iran. >> the oscar-nominated movie "argo" has put a spotlight back on that crisis and on the secretive nation, as well. abc's david muir was invited to take a look inside iran. >> we have just landed. >> reporter: we landed in iran in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran ne
: some u.s. senators is weighing the idea of requiring every american to carry around special high-tech i.d. cards. should an attempt to curb illegal immigration have come at a cost of individual privacy? we'll have a fair and balanced debate next. >> heather: and the u.s. justice department is the latest plaintiff in a massive lawsuit guns cyclist lance armstrong. these says they owe him millions. dentures are very difft to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, wi
. syrian rebels do not want to go to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell traveling with the secretary in london this morning. thank you. >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meanwhile, pistorius awaits his trial for the murder of reeva steenkamp. >>> cuban president raul castro began what he says will be his f
of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals from africa and south are also being talked about -- south america are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. pr
armstrong. now the u.s. government is on his case. and one week left medical the budget ax falls. today it is transportation secretary ray la hood's turn to warn about the sec kwster's deep impact. >> this is going to happen sfwloosh clarify why -- it's the matter of mileage between -- >> because we're going to reduce the number of controllers which will reduce their ability to guide planes in and out of airports. >> republicans say that's just scare tactics. >> the president is making stuff up. he puts law enforcement -- he puts firemen and policemen who 98% of them are being paid for with your local taxes and says you're going to lose your local policeman because of this. it's not true. >> and countdown to the oscars. we'll talk to the man behind the mom natured documentary five broken cameras about the conflict in the west bank. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington where we have breaking news from the justice department now, which is joining a lawsuit by a former teammate against lance armstrong. nbc justice correspondent pete williams jones me now from the newsroom. h
afghans working with u.s. troops are responsible for harassing, torturing and even killing civilians. now the president is ordering all out of one strategy province. he says all must be out of the province during two weeks. the scene is a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. >>> president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came after the 81-year-old accepted a new five- year term as president. castro tapped his top lieutenant as first in line for succession. castro also says he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political officers. his brother, former president fidel castro, received a standing ovation today during the meeting. >>> in vietnam, at least ten people were killed after two explosions flattened a movie special effects warehouse and three nearby homes. a pyrotechnician was preparing fire and smoke effects for a local movie when the blast happened. rescue crews say they don't know if there are other victims under the rubble. >>> and in taiwan, a celebration of lanterns to mark the new year holiday. some were traditi
was successful. the sir ran rebels want the u.s. to help them in their bloody two-year uprising against bashar al-assad. the war has claimed more than 70,000 lives. secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. has new ideas about how to change the thinking on the ground but a washington wants to see a political transition. >> all this comes a day ahead of new talks between western powers and iran over iran's nuclear program. >> the first new talks since june between iran and the p5 plus 1, referring to the five states that sit on the u.n. security council, including the united states and germany. the talks will be held in kazakhstan. what's on offer and what isn't is something that secretary of state john kerry wanted the iranians to know about the talks. >> iran, with a nuclear weapon in that region, and given all that's happened, is simply unacceptable and we've stated they will not obtain a nuclear weapon. president obama has been crystal clear about this. are. >> reporter: another highlight of the trip, tomorrow in whensecretary kerry has his first face-to-face with the russianing leader. >>>
over the weekend allows for an eight year path to residency for the undocument already inside u.s. borders and within hours of that plan's release florida senator marco rubio fired back saying if proposed the bill will be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal situation for years to come. the chief of staff defended the white house choice to be ready to go it alone. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas which is we're preparing. we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure the group up there, the gang of eight, makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to. >> republicans on the hill are upping the ante and accusing the administration of political games man ship that will backfire. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want another ka joel to beat up republicans. >> leaking this out that's it in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan
sponsored by the u.s. postal service, he was in essence defrauding the government because the postal service requires everybody who works for it not to use any illegal drugs, and armstrong, landis claims, was, in fact, blood doping and using hormones chshgs are both forbidden by the fewer defrance and they claim by the postal service itself. it's a civil lawsuit claiming that he cheated the government and, of course, the u.s. postal service paid millions of dollars to sponsor the tour de france teams on which lance armstrong raced and, of course, won. now, metro detroit landis has already admitted cheating, but he says in the lawsuit that's how he knew what lance armstrong was up to. now, it's not a slam dunk, andrea, because, first of all, there's a question of how long ago this happened and whether you can still sue over it now. there's also a question of whether armstrong explicitly signed a contract with the postal service which would have forbidden him to do it, or whether it was a more general contract. his lawyers also say that they tried for weeks to settle this or work a resolution
returned from north korea, former new mexico governor, bill richardson, who served as u.s. ambassador to the united nations. thank you so much for joining me. >> thank you, alex. nice to be with you. >> this trip, what was it all about? how did it come about and what was the mission? >> well, the mission was threefold. one, to send a message to the north koreans not to do any more launches or nuclear tests. secondly, to talk about the advantages of an internet and freedom of information once they join the international community. and third was to try to get the american detainee, kenneth bay, out who's been in prison there. we did get hints from the north koreans that they were going to do this nuclear test because they were upset about the sanctions the united nations had just imposed on them. and we side to them, it makes no sense for you to continue further testing. you're going to be more isolated. your people are hurting. get into the international community. but our message was to the foreign ministry types, their state department. we didn't see the new leader who unfortunately
getting a tough response from republicans today. what it means for millions of immigrants wanting u.s. citizenship and our broken borders. >> heather: heated debate on using drones against americans in the war against terror. >> kelly: fight for millions of americans wanting to home school their kids but let them participant in sports in schools. a fair and balanced debate after one state strikes down that option. >> heather: new details in the showdown over the confirmation of chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. after successfully blocking his nomination last week, senate republicans including senator lindsay graham say they have a lot more issues to iron out before moving forward with his confirmation at the end of this month. national correspondent steve centanni is live in washington. what exactly senator graham's latest concern? >> it's his supported of israel. he said to have made this speech and here is lindsay graham this morning on fox news sunday. >> allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office
in arizona. u.s. marshals say he swapped identities with a fellow inmate set for release. when they tracked him down eight months later in detroit, michigan. guess what, he escaped again. >> we're amazed that he escaped a second time especially using the exact same ruse he used in maricopa county. he has friend and relatives that can hide him out for a few days. he has the resources, and the ability to assume different identities. but we were able to stay on top of that as much as we could. bill: i think we need a new technique. martha: he is a slipperry dude, huh? bill: this tim time they found him in mexico. they put him under lockdown to prevent him for breaking free a third time. martha: if it is not broken don't fix it, right? >>> what happens in vegas stays in vegas except when it doesn't. you remember the 800,000 you spent for employees to party and dring wine in the tub. $800,000 of taxpayer money, right? new numbers are showing that uncle sam spent more money on conferences for a lot of different government departments that year alone. peter doocy is live in washington. peter, how
on this behind the scenes and someone decided to give it to "u.s.a. today" and "u.s.a. today" reported on it and now everyone is talking about. the thing here, thomas, is that republicans overall criticism is that the president doesn't lead, the president doesn't lead on the economy, the president doesn't lead on immigration. the president doesn't lead on gun control if you will. when the president does take action, action that he telegraphed verbally saying if congress doesn't do something, i am going to step in and do something, they criticize him for taking the steps to jump into a position to lead on an issue that he cares about that a lot of other people care about. thomas, if the immigration panel in the senate falls flat as we have seen happen many times in congress, come up with gangs and try am to come up with plans and nothing happens. if the immigration gang falls flat, the president would be in a position to step in and say, here, here is the plan, republicans want to say to the president playing politics with this and i think the president is trying to get something done.
't the guy that they were expecting. leon panetta is in europe today representing the u.s. as secretary of defense in the meeting of world leaders. chuck hagel was supposed to be there and we'll let you know how the congressional haggling is playing out on the world stage. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve d
ordering all u.s. special forces troops out of the key afghan province and only giving them two weeks to leave. more on that after the break. after as john kerry starts his first overseas trip today president obama's former envoy george mitchell is here. i will ask him about reports that kerry is determined to get israelis and palestinians to reach a peace agreement. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> we are following developing news in afghanistan right now. a spokesman for president hamid karzai said the u.s. special forces have two weeks to leave the wardak province. karzai says he is ordering the u.s. troops out because of allegations of quote, harassing, annoying, torturing and murdering innocent people there. the force that kwoerdinates in afghanistan says this is an important issue. they intend to fully discuss with the afghan counter
, why the stakes for u.s. global engagement are so high. >> today's global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy. more than ever before, the decisions that we make from the safety of our shores don't just ripple outward. they also create a current, right here, in america. >> reporter: former high-level diplomats say the eyes of the world will be on kerry and where he flies. >> first trips by an american secretary of state overseas are watched very closely. there's a lot of symbolism attached to them. people look for clues as to which region is most important to the united states. >> reporter: his predecessor, hillary clinton, headed east for her first trip. part of the obama administration's pivot to asia. kerry's trip goes to nine countries. italy, turkey, france, egypt, saudi arabia, the united arab emirates and qatar. he needs european support in the ongoing dispute over iran's nuclear ambitions. and for any next steps to help the syrian opposition. already, the opposition coalition, angry over not getting the military arms they want, is refusing to atten
of chinese military was responsible for stealing data from at least 141 u.s. and canadian companies. >>> and "the seattle times" from the business section, boeing's developed a possible fix for the battery issue that's plagued their 787 dreamliner since the beginning of january. executives are expected now to present their solution tomorrow when they meet with faa officials, hopefully the battery won't cause the plane to blow up. industry officials say the plane could be back in the air within two months. pike, are you going to ever fly on one of those? >> no. >> there would have to be like a shakedown cruise for a couple years. >> maybe five years from now. >> the wings fall off. >> stop is it. "the new york times," struggling to turn a profit and grow its subscription base, "the new york times" company is looking to sell "the boston globe." >> mike, here's your chance. >> revenue for "the globe" -- >> you and welch. >> 78% from last year. >> setting money aside. >> outside analysts estimate "the globe" could sell for nearly $150 million. >> not happening. >> that's not going to ha
illegally against u.s. companies, and it is breathtaking, it's serious, and will cost us the next generation of prosperity if we don't do something about it. >> the president has complained at the highest levels to the chinese. this is not the first time we've heard about this, and the chinese deny it and i'm told that the american diplomats get nowhere when they bring this up with chinese leadership. >> yeah. that's part of the problem. we need to make this a bilateral, one, two, three, four, and five-numbered issue with any discussions with china moving forward. and we need to take other aggressive steps. we need to identify individuals, deny visas, visas of their families. start taking it as serious as it is consequential to american businesses. i can't tell you how serious this problem is. there are two companies left in america, andrea, one is companies that have been hacked and know it and two the companies that have been hacked and don't know it. it's unfortunate at the scope of the problem here that we're just not stepping up to deal with it to protect american jobs. that's really wh
for the defense industry? >> it's already terrible -- it's not just the defense industry, it's the u.s. economy which has contracted because of the anticipated loss of defense in aerospace jobs. leon panetta was confirmed 100-0. let me repeat that. 100-0. and he actually has a copy of the congressional record signed by 100 senators. i told him he ought to sell it on ebay and get rich. this hasn't happened in years, and it sure isn't going to happen with chuck hagel whom we can discuss. but the whole idea that in this reckless fashion, congress is not stopping this move to sequester of the defense or the nondefense budget just boggles my mind. i haven't been there in two years, but the people who are there are shaking their heads. let me say this. i was in munich recently for the security conference, my 11th time with john mccain, lindsey graham and a on the of others. the europeans who have economic structural problems are trying to increase their defense capability and shaking their heads at us and looking at the fact that we don't have serious problems, but we're manufacturing these economic
and the also is being investigated by a u.s. attorney and at least one doctor is under criminal investigation for fraud. never before seen letters written by john lennon's killer giving a chilling look into his deranged mind. in the lowers, mark david chapman asked the officer who arrested him to be his friend. chapman says he felt close to him and even asked the officer to help find his copy of "catcher in the rye" taken away from the scene of the crime when chapman was arrested. about to go on sale to the public for $75 grand. chapman 20 years to life for lennon's murder and denied parole several times. a mom in gilbert, arizona outraged over what she says was an inappropriate homework assignment about fidelity. the fourth grader had to write about what was happening. and the doctor comes the question about a wife finding a hair clip underer her bed with another parent in it. after the parent called the school, the teacher apologized and said she hadn't read this beforehanding it out to students. >> tucker: can you imagine? >> unbelievable. how about this, a new book is out looking basicall
nuclear test because of u.s. hostility. the video was posted on an account affiliated with the north korean government agency showing a blazing fire super imposed over footage of president obama and ends with a simulation of a nuclear device exploding underground. another video posted this month showed american cities attacked by missiles after a string of rhetoric against the united states. >> san francisco will be well represented when the new american version of al-jazeera hits the air with a bureau and san francisco and other united states cities. they paid $500 million to buy san francisco's-based current tv last year and convert to al-jazeera america focusing on international news. >> and al gore was the founder of country tv. >> now the weather forecast. >> a cold lock -- look at the weather. we are talking about temperatures that are running in the 30's, 40's, and colder and 20's. live doppler 7 hd shows nothing but dry air this morning. now, the temperatures, we are running 41 in san francisco and oakland. check out san carlos at 39, 35 right new in san jose and livermore al
sadly that the u.s. has gotten into what i called this permanently dysfunctional equilibrium. there was no way to run the country and i think it's pathetic. >> matt miller, thanks as aulsz. up next, one of the places the cuts could have an impact. they could weaken background checks as lawmakers were trying to toughen them up. joe biden said buy a gun as the cycle rolls on for wednesday february 20th. [ female announcer ] are you really getting salon quality... or settling for wannabes? stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius, created to let you have it all at an affordable price. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to very shiny... very silky... very sexy... very you. it's salon genius in a bottle! now in your store. new vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. brilliantly priced. because every flake is double-toasted... splashed with sweet honey... and covered in rich double-roasted peanuts. mmm. [ hero ] yummy. [ male announcer ] kellogg's crunchy nut. it's super delicious! [ male announcer ] kello
the biggest threat may end up to bring the u.s. to itself. speaking at the university of virginia, warning that the dysfunction in washington when it comes to the economy hurt his credibility. we also said in the global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy. take a look. >> how we conduct our foreign policy matters more than ever before to our everyday lives. to the opportunities of all the students i met standing outside, whatever year they are here, thinking about the future. it's important not just in terms of the threats we face, but the products that we buy, the goods that we sell and the opportunity that we provide for economic growth and vitality. it's not just about whether we will be compelled to send our troops to another battle, but whether we will be able to send graduates into a thriving workforce. >> joining me now is national security reporter brian bender and former ambassador to greece. it's good to have you here. i want to start with you. what is your impression of how john kerry did? this is his first time in his new with the policy speech. >> i
, they also create a current right here in america. >> secretary of state john kerry offering his view on u.s. foreign policy, his interview with former president jimmy carter, john kerry has a point. almost everything america does on the foreign stage these days does have a direct exact back home. >> the morning of president obama's inauguration, john kerry and his wife came to my hotel room and we had a long conversation about the future of america and of foreign policy, and he expressed the same sentiments to me at the time. >> did you agree with him? >> yes, i do. no way to separate foreign policy from dmesage fairs. >> there is a sense that president obama's strategy is leading from the back is that the way we should do it let the international community take more of the lion's share of incidents like egypt, libya? >> i think so. one of the ways to avoid america getting into war is to wait until the peace efforts have been exhausted and the united states make as a move, like in the case of libya, so forth. i think some of we've been in war since president eisenhower left office. the unit
, terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we will continue pushing and asking questions about benghazi, not because it's personal, not because we're republicans and he's a democrat, but because america needs to learn what happened and we need to learn from our mistakes. >> this, despite testimony on benghazi from general petraeus, hillary clinton, admiral mike mullen, leon panetta, martin dempsey, but it's not enough. republicans want to know what happened as the attack in benghazi went down and who changed those talking points. they want more answers from the president. so dana, is chuck, is the blockage of chuck hagel's confirmation because of benghazi, as lindsey graham illustrates or is it because of something else? >> reporter: it is mostly because of chuck hagel. benghazi was, they sort of have been on a crusade to get more answers for benghazi and like you see many, many times here in the senate, they saw chuck hagel and his nomination as a way to use that as leverage to get answers and they did, they got an answer about what the president's role was on that day.
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